Leave the towels in the washer after the vinegar wash cycle is done. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the washer, and run through another wash cycle with HOT water. Finally, make sure to dry your towels THOROUGHLY in the dryer or outside on the clothesline. This one-two punch of vinegar and baking soda should take care of the problem 9 times out of 10. If you are still experiencing bad smells or poor absorbency afterwards, try repeating the same process above until it is gone. (I should also note that I am not recommending using this method
every time you wash your towels. Just use it when you start to notice that БfunkyБ smell, or that the towels donБt seem to be absorbing the way they should. ) LetБs take a brief look at the science behind this method. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which helps to break up water mineral deposits and dissolve buildup. And baking soda contains an alkali (sodium bicarbonate), which neutralizes odors and dissolves dirt and grease. (Oh vinegar and baking soda, is there anything you two canБt do? ) Okay, so now that your towels are better smelling and more absorbent, letБs KEEP them that way! Here are a few tips for keeping your towels clean and smelling fresh. Be sure to check that your towels are completely dry before putting them away. Even a small amount of moisture can make towels smell sour.
Mold and mildew love it when towels are left in a puddle on the floor, so make sure to hang them up to air-dry after each use. Bathmats should be hung to dry too. Make sure youБre not using too much detergent! Excess detergent leaves a residue, especially in high-efficiency washers that use less water. DonБt use commercial fabric softener on towels. Fabric softener coats fabric with a thin layer of chemicals, which actually makes them less absorbent. Instead, reach for your trusty bottle of white vingear. Vinegar is a great natural fabric softener! It prevents further build-up, eliminates static, and will make your towels softer. Related: Over the past year, I have put a HUGE focus on living a toxic-free life! PWow, who knew there were so many toxins out there! I ve even written a book about the topic, and I just can t wait to tell you about it! Have you seen my book? PThis practical guide gives you in-depth solutions on how to protect yourselfPand your loved ones for generations to come. I m going to dive into this book in just a moment, but first, let s dive into getting rid of those smelly towels, shall we? Someone Please Help Me Get Rid of These Sour Towels! Okay, so this has been a HUGE problem in my household. PA bit embarrassing yes, but we have STINKY TOWELS!! Alright, who is with me here?
PThere is nothing more frustrating than to get out of the bath feeling fresh only to dry off with a towel that stinks and sticks with you for hours. So as always I set out to find a solution to my problem. PI mean last year I discovered, and I still use that tip to this day! So the experimenting began. PLast week I began to test and let me tell you if there was a camera in my laundry room, you would all be getting a laugh right now. Let me start by saying that my first instinct was to add vinegar. PVinegar kills odors in washer machines and I am sure they could help freshen my towels. Round 1: So the first load I used vinegar on a hot cycle. PBing. laundry done, opened my front loader and whoa still smells! PI didn t even have to get them out. Round 2: Next I decided to add vinegar, baking soda, and a little laundry soap. PHUGE mistake! PDO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!! POh my gosh you guys I felt like I just watched an episode of the Brady Bunch remember when Bobby put too much detergent in the washer machine and there were bubbles everywhere? PYep, that was my laundry room so not a good idea! PSo now you know, combining baking soda and vinegar has the same chemical reaction as it does in baking. PIt fizzes up and makes a huge mess. PAlright, scratch that idea! Round 3: Finally I decided to scratch everything BUT the baking soda!
PNo soap, no vinegar, just plain baking soda and guess what IT WORKED!!! So here is what you need to do! Put your towels into your washer machine. PMine is a high efficiency (HE) front loader washer machine but you can also do this with a standard washer machine too. Add 1/2 cup baking soda right over the towels. PDon t worry about using the dispenser, just pour it right over the towels. PIf you have a standard washer machine, use 1 cup of baking soda and add it to the towels and then fill with water. P DO NOT ADD SOAP OR VINEGAR, ADD NOTHING BUT BAKING SODA! Run a full cycle using hot water for the wash and rinse cycle. PYou will be absolutely amazed on how fresh the towels smell. Dry fully and then fold and use! For Really Stubborn Smelling Towels! If you have some towels that are really stubborn and still have a smell, then I highly recommend these 4 essential oils! Lemon Essential Oil ~ Lavender Essential Oil ~ Coriander Seed Essential Oil ~ Tea Tree Essential Oil ~ Simply choose which essential oil you would like to use or you could use a combination of these essential oils and add 3-5 drops to the baking soda before you add to the wash and shake well to combine the essential oil with the baking soda. PAdd to wash and proceed as normal. There are several reasons towels start to smell.
Your kids leave them on the floor, again not allowing them to dry fully (uh can you tell that this is my issue) You are using too much soap or fabric softener. PThis one is huge! PMany of us use too much and the towels will have a build up of detergent or fabric softener. Over the last year, I have been working on making my household more green! PI can not believe how much money I am saving and how with little changes here and there, my house is truly becoming less toxic-free! Did you like this natural solution? Then you ll love my new book! I ve written a book that that can help you and your family to transition into aP Natural Solutions for Cleaning Wellness Pis dedicated to giving you the information you need to remove toxins from your home and supply you with natural remedies to protect your health. This practical guide gives you in-depth solutions on how to protect yourselfPand your loved ones for generations to come. You can Pabout this amazing bookPand to learn about the incredible gift bundle included with a book purchase. This book has over that are super easy to make with everyday ingredients! PHere is a sample of a few solutions featured in this book! No fancy ingredients just everyday, easy to find ingredients. PThis book is a must have for EVERY household! Learn more details here.